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Cospeciation of Psyllids and Their Primary Prokaryotic Endosymbionts
ABSTRACT Psyllids are plant sap-feeding insects that harbor prokaryotic endosymbionts in specialized cells within the body cavity. Four-kilobase DNA fragments containing 16S and 23S ribosomal DNAExpand
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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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Models for the estimation of single tree volume in four Miombo woodland types
Abstract Single tree volume estimation models are produced for four Julbernardia-Brachystegia woodlands in Malawi. The estimation models are based on the regression of volume on one or a number ofExpand
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Benchmarking next-generation transcriptome sequencing for functional and evolutionary genomics.
Next-generation sequencing has opened the door to genomic analysis of nonmodel organisms. Technologies generating long-sequence reads (200-400 bp) are increasingly used in evolutionary studies ofExpand
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Specificity in the symbiotic association between fungus-growing ants and protective Pseudonocardia bacteria
Fungus-growing ants (tribe Attini) engage in a mutualism with a fungus that serves as the ants' primary food source, but successful fungus cultivation is threatened by microfungal parasites (genusExpand
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Mixed Infections, Cryptic Diversity, and Vector-Borne Pathogens: Evidence from Polygenis Fleas and Bartonella Species
ABSTRACT Coinfections within hosts present opportunities for horizontal gene transfer between strains and competitive interactions between genotypes and thus can be a critical element of theExpand
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Abstract Sympatric populations can diverge when variation in phenology or life cycle causes them to mate at distinctly different times. We report patterns consistent with this process (allochronicExpand
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Defining firewood quality: A comparison of quantitative and rapid appraisal techniques to evaluate firewood species from a southern African savanna
The study analyses the firewood characteristics of 16 tree species from the dry semi-deciduous woodlands dominant in south central Africa. The important firewood characteristics used by rural peopleExpand
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The Behavioral Ecology and Evolution of Kleptoparasitism in Australian Gall Thrips
We used a combination of behavioral-ecological and molecular-phylogenetic data to analyze the origin and diversification of kleptoparasitic (gall-stealing) thrips in the genus Koptothrips, whichExpand
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Symbiont‐mediated phenotypic variation without co‐evolution in an insect–fungus association
Recent studies have shown that symbionts can be a source of adaptive phenotypic variation for their hosts. It is assumed that co‐evolution between hosts and symbionts underlies these ecologicallyExpand
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